A Peoria Park District Facility

Internship opportunities

PlayHouse Internships for Spring 2021 have been filled. If you are interested in an internship for summer 2021, please apply here and indicate in a cover letter what area of work you are interested in. 

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is a children’s museum located in Glen Oak Park. The PlayHouse offers 8,000 square feet of exhibit space with hands-on, interactive exhibits which showcase the industry, culture, and natural environment of Peoria and Central Illinois. In addition to permanent exhibits, the PlayHouse also offers a number of workshops and programs for families, kids, and adults.

Successful interns are innovative thinkers and leaders who are outgoing to possess a commitment to diversity and excellent customer service in support of PlayHouse goals.

TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIPS:

Internship application information can be found at https://peoriaparks.org/careers/internships/. Please email playhouse@peoriaparks.org with any questions.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN, SPRING 2021

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create graphics and promotional pieces for PlayHouse and Park District programs
  • Work with the marketing team to create, analyze, and improve social media and web-based marketing efforts
  • Attend PlayHouse staff and marketing meetings (by Zoom).
  • Be an active member of a small but highly engaged and collaborative team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication skills, both visual and verbal.
  • Coursework and experience in graphic design.
  • Knowledge of Adobe design software (InDesign, Photoshop, etc)
  • Interest in the work of children’s museums / community non-profits. Previous museum experience is not required.

INTERNSHIP DATES AND HOURS:

January - mid-May (flexible). Interns during the school year are expected to work between 10 and 15 hours per week.

*Please note, while Internships are unpaid, the Park District will work with your school to allow for credits where available.

MARKETING INTERN, SPRING 2021

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Marketing Coordinator in maintaining and creating social media campaigns including researching and drafting social media posts according to PlayHouse guidelines and mission
  • Help manage PlayHouse Times website (playhousetimes.org)
  • Help with e-blasts
  • Support park district marketing more broadly
  • Attend PlayHouse staff and marketing meetings when possible

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be upper-level undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills including comfort interacting with children and families.
  • Coursework or experience in marketing; interest in social media marketing and / or branding preferred.
  • Experience or interest in the work of children’s museums / community non-profits. Previous museum experience is not required.
  • All intern placements are contingent upon the successful completion of screening requirements including a background check. Please be sure to fill out application in addition to sending resume and cover letter.

INTERNSHIP DATES AND HOURS:

January - mid-May (flexible). Interns during the school year are expected to work between 10 and 15 hours per week.

*Please note, while Internships are unpaid, the Park District will work with your school to allow for credits where available.

VIDEO EDITING INTERN, SPRING 2021

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Edit virtual program videos and other videos as needed. Examples can be seen here and here.
  • Work with volunteer participants and PlayHouse staff to improve videos as we go along.
  • Upload videos to PlayHouse files, YouTube, and Facebook.
  • Research and find additional photos/ images as needed for use in videos.
  • May also include:
    • Possibly coach children and/or parents as needed on video creation for the PlayHouse Times.
    • Assist with preparations for a virtual summer camp.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Some experience editing videos.
  • Knowledge of and access to video editing software.
  • Interest in videos for children and families, and/or museum and cultural video programming.
  • The ability to complete tasks independently.
  • The ability to communicate clearly both in conversation and through the video medium.
  • Able to work collaboratively and receive feedback and make changes to work.
  • Previous museum experience is not required.
  • Applicants must be upper-level undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate level.
  • All intern placements are contingent upon the successful completion of screening requirements including a background check. Please be sure to fill out application in addition to sending resume and cover letter.

INTERNSHIP DATES AND HOURS:

January - mid-May (flexible). Interns during the school year are expected to work between 10 and 15 hours per week.

*Please note, while Internships are unpaid, the Park District will work with your school to allow for credits where available.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum